Open Educational Resources (OER)

Dr. Antija Allen, PACE Faculty Fellow compiled these resources. Please contact Dr. Allen for OER Search or Adoption assistance.

Opportunities

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) next Open Education Leadership cohort application. Deadline is May 28th. After a successful experience with the 2020-2021 cohort, SPARC is continuing with our expanded eligibility to apply for the program to all academic professionals with open education responsibilities including instructional designers, project coordinators, and other related roles. Additionally, in response to the budget pressures institutions are facing due to COVID-19, SPARC has locked tuition rates to the 2020-2021 rate. SPARC is also making additional tuition discounts available through the application process.  

Why use OER?

Not sure about Open Education Resources? Unsure if the benefits outweigh the effort? Check out this article by an instructor who had the same questions, “Going All in on OER” by Jackie Hoermann-Elliott, PhD in the March 17, 2021 Faculty Focus.

More Information

Understanding Licenses

Creative Commons Licenses

This license lets others distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials. See an example of a Creative Commons license with attribution on this Sociology textbook (scroll to the bottom).

Selection and Evaluation

Accessibility

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)

OER and Distance Learning

OER and Online Learning: Faculty Quick-Start Guide

OER Repositories

In addition to the searchable repositories below, here’s a 49 page listing of OER sources on the internet.

Discipline Specific OERs

If you use OERs in your course, consider adding some course evaluation questions about your OER usage. Here are suggested course evaluation questions regarding OER usage.

Business

Principles of Management OER Textbook

English

African American Literature

ESOL

Other English OERs

88 Open Essays: A Reader for Students of Componsition & Rhetoric

Microbiology

Interactive concept cartoons covering different microbiology labs.

Music

Nursing

Videos

Other Nursing resources

Psychology

PSYC 1030

Sociology

Introduction to Sociology 2e textbook and resources

Some OER Learning Objects created by PSCC faculty